February 1, 2018 Club News

by Jerry on February 7, 2018

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Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc.
P.O. Box 428
Grantham, NH 03753
www.snowdusters.org
Keith Grohbrugge, President

Greetings! Well Mother Nature has given us a wild start to the season here in Grantham. A few snow storms mixed in with an exceptionally cold December made for some great riding over the holidays and into the first couple weeks of January. Despite the extremely cold temperatures, I ran into fellow snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, dog mushers, hikers and fat-tire mountain bikers all enjoying the local trail network.

I would like to take a moment to thank all of the landowners who have graciously allowed use of their property and all the volunteers who have helped get our trails ready for the season. Our volunteers have spent many hours on equipment maintenance, trail work, administrative duties, grooming, etc… in order to make our network of trails the best it can be. If you haven’t considered joining a local club and helping out in some way, I would ask you to reconsider. The time spent with family and friends on a sport we all love makes for some fantastic memories.

I realized we’ve hit a patch of weather with a lot of that dreaded “R_ _ _” word. However, because of the cold weather we haven’t lost our entire base and looking at the extended forecast I am seeing some of that white stuff in the forecast again. The riding season isn’t over yet and February has delivered some epic snow storms in the past.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming information on the Blue Mountain Sled Dog race scheduled for February 18th. Our monthly club meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at the Grantham Town Hall at 6:30. Hope to see you there.

Think Snow!

January 3, 2018 Club News

by Jerry on January 3, 2018

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news:

Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc.
P.O. Box 428
Grantham, NH 03753
www.snowdusters.org
Jerry Bieszczad, Vice-President

Baby, it’s cold outside! At the time of this writing, we’re starting the New Year in a prolonged stretch of sub-zero temperatures. We appreciate the efforts of our club members who have been out in the cold helping get the trails ready by clearing downed trees, cutting back low ice-covered branches, opening gates, maintaining equipment, and, of course, grooming. Current riding conditions are still early-season, but with a nice solid base and snow in the forecast, we’re all looking forward to an excellent season!

Please plan on joining us on February 18 at the Grantham Recreation Park for the Blue Mountain dog sled race! The race is being held in collaboration with North Country Mushers and the Town of Grantham. This community event hopes to provide a fun race for competitors and spectators, as well as education about dog sledding and snowmobile safety. There will be two races: a 6 dog team 18-mile course and a 8 dog team 28-mile course, covering a portion of our trails as well those of our neighboring club, Blow-Me-Down Snowriders (thanks BMD!). See our website and Facebook page for additional details.

A reminder to slow down and share the trail system safely with other users enjoying hiking, snowshoeing, biking, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, etc. Try to stop sometimes, take off your helmet, and say hello to strengthen our good community relations.

Please join us for our regular club meetings held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the lower level of the Grantham Town Hall. It was great to see three members ride their sleds into our January meeting. Whether you’re new or old to the sport, it is a great way to connect and share tips with other riders and trail users, and learn how you can volunteer and help maintain and grow our sport. Let it snow!

Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race

December 28, 2017

The Blue Mountain Sled Dog Race is coming to Grantham on Feb 18, 2018! Race starts and finishes at the Grantham Rec Park. This event is a collaboration with North Country Mushers and the Town of Grantham. This community event hopes to provide a fun race for competitors, and spectators as well as educate about […]

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November 29, 2017 Club News

December 5, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Keith Grohbrugge, President Greetings from Grantham! At the time of this writing, the leaves are all down, it is a cool 20 degrees outside and I’m noticing ice starting to skim over some of the […]

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October 18, 2017 Club News

October 19, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Keith Grohbrugge, President Greetings all! When I checked the thermometer this morning it read thirty-two degrees and I noticed frost on the ground. It is only a matter of time before the white stuff start […]

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September 1, 2017 Club News

September 6, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Jerry Bieszczad, Vice President Greetings all! Just a few quick reminders to start the 2017-2018 season. BMSD’s regular club meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the lower level of […]

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March 1, 2017 Club News

March 13, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Keith Grohbrugge VP Greetings! Well Mother Nature has certainly given us a wild ride here in the central part of the state. We finally received a blast of New England winter. Three storms in a […]

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February 1, 2017 Club News

February 2, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snowdusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Jerry Bieszczad Greetings all! Obviously, January’s prolonged thaw and mixed bags of precipitation have not been kind to snow lovers in central NH. Most of us are looking longingly at long term weather forecasts for any […]

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Did you know?

February 1, 2017

Article submitted to Grantham News & Events email newsletter: Did you know Grantham’s Blue Mountain Snowdusters maintain and groom over 40 miles of local trails for outdoor winter recreation? Uses include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and fat tire mountain biking. There are even two warming huts where you can come inside and take […]

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January 4, 2017 Club News

February 1, 2017

Article submitted to NHSA Sno-Traveler club news: Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, O.R.C, Inc. P.O. Box 428 Grantham, NH 03753 www.snowdusters.org Keith Grohbrugge Vice President Happy New Year everyone! I’m kind of new at this so bear with me as I try and provide our first club update in what we believe is a very long […]

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